US 1888130 A
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NOV- 15, 1932. R. L.. HUFFMAN NQNFREEZING VALVE Filed Deo. 23 1930 JJLjYllff/mz,
ATTORNEY `Patented Nov. 15, 1932 UNITED STATES- Ross L. HUFFMAN, or-Lone'roir, imauasas.:
Application led December 23,1930. Serial" No. 504,401.v
This invention relates to a non-freezing valve for controlling the discharge of Ia tank or the like, thegeneral object of the invention being to provide a faucet having its body of considerable length so that the inner end of the body will extend a great distance into the tank with 'a valve for closing said inner end and means for operating the valve from the front or outer end of the faucet, thus pre- Venting the valve from freezing.
This invention also consists in certain other features of construction and in thecombination and arrangement of the several parts, to be hereinafter fully described, illustrated in the accompanying drawing and specifically pointed out in the appended claim.
In describing the invention in detail, reference will be had to the accompanying `drawing wherein like characters denote like 0r corresponding parts throughout the several views, and in which Figure 1 is a fragmentary sectional view of a tank, showing the invention in use.
Figure 2 is a sectional view through the faucet, showing the same in closed position.
Figure 3 is a similar view showing the valve of the faucet in open position.
Figure 4 is a section on line 4-'4 of Figure 2.
Figure 5 is a section on line 5 5 of Figure 3.
Figure 6 is a section on line 6-6 of Figure 3.
In these views, the numeral 1 indicates the body of the faucet, which is of considerable length and which tapers from its inner end to its outer end so that the faucet can be driven into a hole 2 formed in the tank A or other container, whereby leakage between the faucet and the walls of the hole is prevented. The body of the faucet is of such a length that its inner end is arranged beyond the freezing point and said inner end forms a seat for a valve B, the stem 3 of which passes entirely through the body of the faucet and has a handle 4 'at its outer end.
The valve comprises a disk 5 having the wings 7 thereon which act to guide the valve in its movement and a ring 8 of resilient material or the like is pl'ace'dlon the disk-fand engages the inner vend Y of the vbody when the valve -is closed vto make a watertight joint between the parts.
The outer portion of the faucet is provided- ,55' i with the usual discharge part 9 and the eX- tremity of this outer portion is enlarged, as at l0, with an opening 11 passing transversely through the enlargement. A packing 12 for the stem lis arranged in the `enlargement and the plug or gland 12 is accessible through the opening 11. A slot 13 is formed in the outer end of the enlargement and' communicates with the opening'll and a pin 14 on the stem is adapted to pass through the slot whenf5 the stem is turned to place the pin in alignment with the slot. After the pin has passed through the slot, on the opening movement of the valve, the stem is turned to place the pin 14 across the slot, as shown in Figure 5, sof70 that the valve will be held in open position.
A spring 15 is placed on the outer part of the stem and bears against the outer end of the enlargement 10 and the pin 16 passing through the stem. This spring tends to holdV '75 the valve in closed position.
From the foregoing it will be seen that I have provided means whereby the valve of the faucet is located a considerable distance from the outer wall of the tank so as to pre^-80 vent the valve from freezing, with means whereby the valve can be moved to open and closed position from the outer end of the faucet.
It is thought from the foregoing description that the advantages and' novel features of the invention will be readily apparent.
It is to be understood that changes may be made in the construction and in the combination and arrangement of the several parts, provided that such changes fall within the scope of the appended claim.
What I claim is A non-freezing valve comprising an elongated body adapted to extend into a container and having a bore extending through the inner end thereof and through one side of the body adjacent the outer end, an enlargement formed on the outer end of the body and having a transverse opening and a slot in communication with said opening and extending through the end of the enlargement, a valve stern extending through the body and enlargement, a packing means between the enlargement and the stem accessible through` the opening, a Valve on the inner end of the stem to control passage of Huid through the body,v a handle on the outer end of the stem, tension means between the enlargement and stein to normally seat the valve, a pin on the stem and operating in -the slot and adapted to be positioned in said opening transversely of said slot and against the enlargement to f' hold the valve unseated, and guides on the valve and extending into'the body during all Vpositions of said valve.
In testimony whereof I aiix signature.
ROSS L.r HUF FMAN.